Which season is December in South Africa?

December falls within the wet season, which means there’s a lot more rainfall than previous months with some torrential downpours likely to occur in the afternoon. Average temperatures in South Africa in December are around 19°C with highs of 29°C in the warmer areas.

What is the weather in South Africa in December?

In general, December in the Cape Provinces is consistently hot and dry, with crystal-clear skies—an ideal time for a beach vacation if you don’t mind the crowds and frequent winds. … Daily temperatures average 75°F (24°C) in Cape Town, 77°F (25°C) in Johannesburg, and 90°F (32°C) in Kruger.

Is South Africa warm in December?

Weather in South Africa in December — February

With the exception of the festive holidays, December and January is a good time to explore Cape Town and the Garden Route, when the weather is warm and dry. The mercury rises in February along the Cape, though an ocean breeze cools the coast.

What season is Africa December?

Summer gets going in Africa in December and many places are at their best. The climate is mostly hot and sunny, while the occasional cooling rains in the interior ‘green’ things up.

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Is it good to visit South Africa in December?

The festive season is extremely busy in South Africa and gets filled up quickly. Restaurants and excursions need to be booked well in advance. The Cape is dry and hot and the north and KwaZulu-Natal can experience some rain. Early December is great for travel as it is still quiet before the rush of school vacations.

Is December a good time for safari in South Africa?

December is one of South Africa’s finest months, as the weather in the Cape and along the Garden Route is at its best.

Is South Africa cold in December?

December falls within the wet season, which means there’s a lot more rainfall than previous months with some torrential downpours likely to occur in the afternoon. Average temperatures in South Africa in December are around 19°C with highs of 29°C in the warmer areas.

What is the cheapest time of year to fly to South Africa?

High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South Africa is February.

Is December a good time to visit Kruger National Park?

Most visitors to the Kruger National Park come for the wildlife and there’s no question that the dry winter season from May to October is considered the best time to go to Kruger for game viewing as well as walking safaris.

Is Africa hot at Christmas?

The average temperature across the continent of Africa in December is 18°C. Hotspots such as Sharm El Sheikh along Egypt’s Red Sea coast will be higher though, at around 22°C on average. Cape Town’s average daytime high in December is a delightful 24°C.

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Is December a good time to visit Africa?

December through March is the best time to visit places like Serengeti National Park to view the tremendous migrations of wildebeest, gazelles and zebra. According to the “African Sun News,” you’ll see more wildlife during the dry season because animals will be migrating to find water.

How safe is South Africa?

South Africa has a high level of crime, including rape and murder. The risk of violent crime to visitors travelling to the main tourist destinations is generally low. The South African authorities prioritise protecting tourists and tourism police are deployed in several towns and cities.

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